Tell me if I'm nuts:-D. I have been considering getting a metal tube bender to make fenders for my Jeep, I also realized recently I need a rock bucket. No one around me has one to borrow or rent; only buy new. They are way too expensive to buy, $800 for the redline 54" is about the only one that seems decent. So I've fallen back on just making a rock bucket. I saw that one member made one by bending 1 1/8" round stock. This got me to thinking about buying a bender again, but then I got another idea...I have a tractor...with hydraulics. Could I just make an adapter that mounts to the bucket or one of the bucket mount attachments to bend metal with?
Is this a good idea? Bad idea?
Has anyone tried this before?
Another idea is just use the force of the bucket to press down on the metal between some stacked 2x4s or some sort of jig? Otherwise maybe clamp a jig on the underside of the loader arm and bucket and just curl it back?
Any other ideas? Should I just get a remote ram and use the tractor hydraulics? Might be cheaper to just get an air over hydraulic setup?
Thanks for reading my ramblings...😁